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Michelle Chadek, MS
Director of GME, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

PNWU/FMRN Collaboration

In 2015 Pacific Northwest University (PNWU) and WWAMI Family Medicine Residency Network (FMRN) formed a collaborative team to assist residencies within the Network with ACGME osteopathic recognition and support the AOA residency programs with the single accreditation process. The Osteopathic Faculty Development workshops listed below are a direct result of this collaboration.

Upcoming Network OPP Workshops

Postponed until further notice. Contact Michelle Chadek for more information.

Osteopathic Workshops

Osteopathic Principles & Practice Introductory Workshop (On-demand)

Osteopathic Principles & Practice (OPP) workshops are now available to your program through Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. They are a direct result of the collaboration between FMRN and PNWU to support residencies and associated institutions with Osteopathic Recognition and the unified accreditation movement. The workshops are interactive, hands-on educational activities that incorporate kinesthetic learning, lecture, and small group work at OMM tables. Participants experience an enriched learning environment focused on OPP modalities: soft tissue; myofascial release; lymphatics; counterstrain; muscle energy; high velocity, low amplitude. The workshops are designed to foster osteopathic-focused learning environments in residency training programs. They are aimed at residency program directors, faculty and osteopathic preceptors so that they may develop individual skills in OPP modalities and improve competencies as educators who supervise residents who perform OPP in patient care settings. These hands-on workshops can be brought to your program site and are eligible for AMA and AOA CME.


  • Osteopathic Principles and Practice Introductory Workshop
    The initial 4 hour, hands on workshop that discusses the history and philosophy of osteopathic principles and teaches basic introduction to the six primary osteopathic techniques.

  • Management of Low Back Pain using OMT
    3 hour workshop on lower back pain evaluation, identifying somatic dysfunction and performing direct and indirect osteopathic techniques to treat low back pain.
  • Treatment of Headaches, Neck Pain and TMJ using OMT
    3 hour workshop that evaluates and identifies the source of the pain and teaches various osteopathic treatment techniques to treat the different sources of pain.
  • OMT in Prenatal Care
    3 hour workshop that identifies somatic dysfunction associated with pregnancy and introduces osteopathic techniques used to alleviate those complaints.


If you have any questions or would like to schedule a session, contact Michelle Chadek, Director of GME.